Elizabeth, CO - Come on down and enjoy the Community Rodeo. Stop by the Semper Fi Fund table and meet Jim Littrell, father of Matt from the fantastic fundraiser, Long Trail Home https://www.facebook.com/Thelongtrailhome, learn more about the Fund. For more information, please visit their website http://elizabethstampede.com/community-rodeo/ Read the rest of this entry »
Okos Solutions, LLC - Headquartered in the Washington DC Metro Area, Okos provides the newest and most innovative Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (SAM) and Ultrasonic NDT solutions to customers worldwide. Their products and technologies are found in leading Semiconductor, Aerospace and NDT companies. With many technological firsts in the industry and deep domain experience, their engineers bring a wealth of knowledge. Okos' research and development based company platform, ensures the longevity of all OKOS products and services.
Okos has pledged to donate to Semper Fi Fund on a quarterly basis in support of our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
New Bern, NC - Run or Walk this flat, fast 5k course and honor someone who has bravely served this great country! Make plans to join this patriotic race designed for the entire family. Race Bibs can be personalized to name who is being honored or remembered. USMC Color Guard will be at 8:00am start...
To register online visit: http://www.gameonnc.com/red-white-blue-run-to-remember-5k.html
For course info and instructions, download their Instruction Booklet.
7:00am Registration on Race Day
8:00am Start at Todd Denson Park on Taberna Circle, New Bern, NC
Contact Georgiana Bowman Bircher 252-671-9506
Arlington, VA - Ruck to Remember (60-to-60) is a mission of remembrance as individuals join and become a team of patriots, rucking/hiking 60 miles through historically revered ground, over rugged terrain, roads, and through cities as the team descends into Washington DC in the early hours of Memorial Day morning for a final sunrise ruck over Memorial Bridge into Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery (section 60). The Team starts and finishes together on a humbling mission - remembering those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice. Read the rest of this entry »
Anaheim, CA - Come support the 6th Annual Safety Heroes Benefit Concert and enjoy a fun filled night of music courtesy of Ted Nugent, as we show some love and support to our wounded warriors. Read the rest of this entry »
Carlsbad, CA – In honor of Memorial Day, 50 - 75 individuals will be completing the Hero WOD "Murph." This WOD "Workout of the Day" is in memory of Lt. Michael Murph, Navy Seal, KIA. Registration is $35 and proceeds go directly to support the Semper Fi Fund. For more info, please email Sara Nelson at email@example.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Costa Mesa, CA – Mia & Dino Sabini will be hosting a lemonade stand each weekend during the months of May and June 2014 to raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund. If you're in their area, stop by and enjoy some yummy lemonade while supporting a great cause. For more info, please email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring, TX – In honor of Memorial Day, Giammalva Racquet Club is hosting an annual Memorial Day Tennis Mixer on Monday, May 26th from 8:30 am -11:00 am to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. This mixer is for members and non-members of all levels of play. There are no fees to participate, but donations are welcomed. Read the rest of this entry »
New York, NY - From May 19th through the 27th, Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan will be donating $100 to the Semper Fi Fund for every car sold during NYC's Fleet Week! If you're in the market for a Mercedes, please stop by their location while the offer is valid and support our mission at the same time! Read the rest of this entry »
Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has given more than 71,500 grants to post-9/11 service members and their families for a wide range of assistance, totaling more than $91 million. While the numbers are impressive, they’re just the smallest part of what we’ve accomplished. Read the rest of this entry »
National - This Memorial Day weekend, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Hugh Hewitt, will be hosting a special on the Semper Fi Fund as we celebrate a Decade of Dedication supporting our wounded, critically-ill and injured service members and their families. Hugh will be talking to our service members about their injuries, their recoveries and the assistance they've received from the Semper Fi Fund. Our President/CEO and Founder, Karen Guenther, will also be on the show with several of our staff, Read the rest of this entry »
FROM DAY ONE... AND FOR A LIFETIME
“Military life changes a person,” says Andy Robinson. “Combat changes a person.”
Andy, a Marine Staff Sergeant who served with the 1st Intelligence Battalion based out of Camp Pendleton in San Diego,California, was changed by combat in some of the most profound ways imaginable. He was on patrol in al-Anbar Province in Iraq on June 20, 2006, when insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device beneath his truck. Read the rest of this entry »
Born and raised in a Philadelphia suburb, Chris had just left Penn State when he decided to join the Marines. “I wanted to get out and see the world,” he said. “I wanted some excitement and adventure.”
On October 10, 2004, Chris was on security patrol in the al-Anbar Province of Iraq. It was his fourth deployment. The Humvee he was in hit an anti-tank mine and claimed both his legs. Read the rest of this entry »
Joe-Dan enlisted in March 2003 about a year-and-a-half after getting married. He turned 22 during basic training and deployed to Fallujah in Iraq on March 1, 2004. On September 17, 2004, he stepped on an IED while running to help others in his convoy. Read the rest of this entry »
Chris enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1995. Nearly a decadelater, in April 2004, a
rocket grenade attack in Fallujah nearly claimed his life. Shortly thereafter, at 34 years of age, he became the very first beneficiary of assistance from the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »